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O, let us exalt our dear Lord and proclaim,
In songs of true gratitude, praise to His name!
As songs of the angels in sweetest accord,
Our thanks and our praises shall rise to the Lord.
-- Zion's Harp # 165

Composer Bio Information

Monk, Willam Henry's bio information

March 16, 1823 - March 1, 1889

Born: March 16, 1823, London, England.

Died: March 1, 1889, London, England.

Buried: Highgate Cemetery, London, England.

James Burns, John Calkin, Christina Rossetti and Jeanette Threlfall lie nearby.

In 1874, Monk became a singing teacher at King’s College. In 1876, he became a teacher at the National Training School for Music. In 1878, he started teaching at Bedford College. In addition, he was music director for almost four decades at St. Matthias, Stoke Newington, London, and was the first musical editor for Hymns Ancient and Modern, the historic hymnal which sold 60 million copies.

Thomas Hardy wrote of Monk’s editing for Hymns Ancient and Modern:

Stripped of some of your vesture
By Monk or another. Now you wore no frill,
And at first you startled me. But I know you still,
Though I missed the minim’s waver
And the dotted quaver.

Sources

* Colles, volume III, pp. 495
* Frost, p. 683
* Hustad, pp. 288-9
* Nutter, p. 462
* Randel, p. 599
* Stulken, p. 342

Music

1. Aber
2. Alleluia Perenne
3. Ascension
4. Ave Verum Corpus
5. Bede
* Monk
6. Beverley
7. Bickley
8. Bright and Beautiful
9. Calvary
10. Cephas
11. Colyton
12. Coronae
13. Crüger
14. Death
15. Ecce Homo
16. Ellacombe
17. Energy
18. Evelyns
19. Eventide
20. Gethsemane
21. Heinlein
22. Innocents
23. Knighton
24. Life and Love
25. Lochbie
26. Melton Mowbray
27. Merton
28. Milites
29. Miserere
30. Morning
31. Neale
32. Nutfield
33. Oh, the Bitter
34. Peterborough
35. Ravenshaw
36. Return
37. Safely, Safely
38. Samuel
39. Sherborne
40. St. Bernard
41. St. Constantine
42. St. Denys
43. St. Ethelwald
44. St. Magnus
45. St. Matthias
46. St. Philip
47. St. Sacrament
48. Theodulph
49. Tristes Erant
50. Unde et Memores
51. Victory
52. Vigilate
53. Waltham
54. Wells
55. Winchester New
56. Wordsworth

Source: http://www.cyberhymnal.org/bio/m/o/n/monk_wh.html

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